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By Chance Or Providence gives due to one of today’s best comics writers

There are some comics creators immediately recognizable beyond a visual style, revisiting the same themes and tropes and in some cases even telling the same story. Becky Cloonan is not one of them. Though it’s easy to pick her art out of a lineup if you know what to look for, her writing over the last few years has…

This Punisher #10 exclusive highlights Frank Castle’s terrifying nature

Frank Castle is a killer, and that’s very scary. He may kill bad guys, but that doesn’t make him any less terrifying, and writer Becky Cloonan is deeply aware of this. Cloonan’s run on The Punisher has been an exceptional action-horror series that emphasizes Frank Castle’s cold, disturbed nature, and she’s not trying…

Squirrel Girl injects life into an otherwise stale All-New Wolverine

Big pieces of Marvel’s core lineup these days is defined by what it isn’t, rather than what it is. Many titles unapologetically point out what’s missing: Captain America: Sam Wilson isn’t about the real Captain America, or even the other two Captain Americas—it’s about Sam Wilson. It leaves the impression that these…

Exclusive DC preview: Gotham Academy mourns a death in the family

Gotham Academy is regularly one of DC Comics’ most fun, exciting releases, but next week’s issue sees a big tonal shift for a story about grief. Olive Silverlock’s mother has passed away, and Olive’s classmates want to comfort their friend but aren’t quite sure how. It’s a big departure from the lighthearted adventure…

Sexcastle galvanizes, Borb afflicts, and Southern Cross blasts off to the future

Can a person really change? It’s a common question in fiction, and Kyle Starks’ graphic novel Sexcastle (Image) explores it with a thrilling action plot about one assassin’s struggle to escape a life of violence. Shane Sexcastle is the “world’s greatest assassin,” but he decides to create a new identity for himself as…